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How to Import Photos from iPhone to Windows – the Easiest Way to Import iPhone Photos to Windows PC

How to import photos from iPhone to Windows PC? This article will introduce you 3 ways to import iPhone camera photos to Windows. Simply choose the suitable method to transfer your photos from iPhone (iPad & iPod touch) to Windows 7/8/10 with an extreme ease.

by Niko |Jan 09,2017..

How to import photos from iPhone to Windows PC? This article will introduce you 3 ways to import iPhone camera photos to Windows. Simply choose the suitable method to transfer your photos from iPhone (iPad & iPod touch) to Windows 7/8/10 with an extreme ease.

More people are interested in how to import photos from iPhone to Windows. Although it is feasible to import iPhone photos to Windows PC via iCloud Photo Library or Windows Photo Gallery, people are still looking for an easy and direct way to make this happen.

Why Import Photos from iPhone to Windows?

Why should we import iPhone photos to Windows? Before iOS 11, iPhone photos are saved as JPG format by default. Compared to the latest HEIC format (HEIC format is used as the default photo format by Apple on iOS 11), JPG always comes with bigger file size. A growing number of iPhone camera photos will run out your iPhone storage space very quickly. 

By importing photos from your iPhone to Windows PC, you can not only save them on your computer as the backup, but also free up more available storage on iPhone. As iPhone users, you may first consider using iTunes to import your iPhone camera photos. However, according to Apple, photos and videos that you transfer from your computer to your iOS device can't be imported back to your PC using iTunes.

Now, the question is how to import photos from iPhone to Windows PC without iTunes? In the following, we introduce you 3 ways to you import photos from iPhone to Windows.

How to Import Photos from iPhone to Windows 

IOTransfer – Powerful iTunes Alternative

First, this one is the easiest and fastest way to transfer and manage your iPhone photos. By taking advantage of this iOS file management tool, you are able to import photos from iPhone to Windows PC easily and rapidly.

IOTransfer is a powerful iTunes alternative tool available on both Windows and Mac operating system. It integrates many useful features and allows you to transfer photos, music, videos, apps, voice memos, books and etc. across iPhone, iPad, iPod and computer.

No matter your computer runs on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10, or you want to transfer all or the selected photos, you can use IOTransfer to import photos from iPhone to PC with few simple clicks.

How to Import Photos from iPhone to Windows 7/8/10

How to import iPhone photos to Windows PC with IOTransfer? Here, we take iPhone X and Win 10 system as an example, and show you how to import photos from iPhone to Windows.

*All the following steps apply to iPad/iPod to computer transfer operation.

1. free download IOTransfer, install and run the application

2. connect iPhone X to computer via a USB cable

3. import photos from iPhone to Windows PC

·         import all photos from iPhone to Windows with 1 click

Simply click "Transfer to PC" button


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·         import the selected photos from iPhone to Windows

Go to MANAGE > Photos > choose photos you want to transfer > Export

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How to import photos from iPhone to Windows? With only few simple steps, you are able to import photos from iPhone to Windows PC successfully and safely. In addition to transferring iPhone photos, IOTransfer can help you easily and quickly transfer music files, videos, books and other iPhone files & data, clean up iPhone and download YouTube, Instagram & Facebook videos.

Of course, besides IOTransfer, there are some other ways allowing you to import photos from iPhone to your Windows PC. Although they are not as much easier-to-use as IOTransfer, they are workable. Here, we introduce them separately, and you can choose the most suitable on based on your Windows OS.

How to Import Photos from iPhone to Window 7/8

For people who use Window 7 operating system, you can take advantages of AutoPlay which allows you to choose an action for different kinds of media content when you plug in a device.

Connect your iPhone to computer. Once your device is recognized by the system, the AutoPlay window will appear, then click “Import pictures and videos”.

If the AutoPlay does not appear automatically, you can go to Computer and check out Portable Devices section. You will find your device, then open it to import photos from iPhone to Windows PC.

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To import photos from iPhone to Windows 8, connect your iPhone to Windows 8 PC > The PC > find your iPhone device, and right-click > choose “Import pictures and videos”.

How to Import Photos from iPhone to Window 10

Compared to Window 7 & 8, Windows 10 system offers a better option to import your iPhone camera photos to Windows PC Photos App. It is more intuitive and easier. Connect your iPhone to Win 10 PC, the Photos App runs automatically, choose photos and then import.

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Remember that you can only transfer the Camera Roll photos in these ways. To transfer all of your iPhone and iCloud photos, we suggest you to use IOTransfer.


Free Alternative 

iPhone Photo Manager Free is a free alternative which can transfer photos from iPhone/iPad to Windows computer easily and safely.


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